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Overboard (1987)

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Joanna / Annie
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Captain Karl
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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Yli laidan  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Garry Marshall and Penny Marshall are brother and sister. Penny also has a distinguished career as a director. See more »

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Joanna grew up in New York City and is extremely sheltered, as evidenced by the fact that she has no idea how to do household chores or even make sandwiches, so it seems unlikely that she would have spent much time outdoors. However, she's instantly able to identify poison oak on the kids' faces, despite the fact that their own school principal had missed it earlier. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: I can't talk to you with you pulled away from me. Will you please get your head out of there and look at me?
Annie: No.
Dean Proffitt: Why?
Annie: [turns over, covered in Calamie lotion] Because I'm so ugly, I got poison oak too.
[cries]
Dean Proffitt: Nobody cares what you look like, normally you look really pretty, you just don't now.
Annie: [continue sobbing] I dont even have a wedding ring.
Dean Proffitt: What?
Annie: I lost my wedding ring in the sea.
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TEQUILA
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)
Written by Chuck Río (uncredited)
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Quite Amusing
5 October 2002 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time when I was 10 and still watching it to this day. The cast is excellent and the storyline is silly but you just can't help yourself laughing at all of Goldie's screw-ups or Kurt's incompetent ways of parenting. The supporting cast is great, what more can I say??, if you ever see this in the video store, it's worth renting. GO OVERBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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